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FOCUS ON STAMPING a moderately elevated temperature for more rapid and cost-effective , fabrication of titanium parts . A complete HPWF cycle , from heating and loading to forming and unloading , takes less than five minutes , versus several hours for alternative hot forming processes . Headquartered in Västerås , Sweden , it is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kobe Steel .

German press specialist , Schuler , presented its “ Digital Suite ” solutions for networking forming technology in 2021 . Its camera-based monitoring system for presses , Visual Die Protection ” ( VDP ) is part of the Digital Suite . “ We are the first press manufacturer to also offer fully networked C-frame presses ,” said managing director , Frank Klingemann , who heads the Industry Division . “ This means that we have now digitised almost our entire product range .”
Operators who want to prepare for the Industrial Internet of Things do not necessarily have to replace their presses , as Schuler offers solutions that can be retrofitted for existing systems .
Schuler exhibited a fully networked C-frame press at the Blechexpo exhibition in 2021 .
The Quintus Technologies hydroforming press for intricately shaped aerospace engine components , including deep drawn parts , in highstrength , heat-resistant materials .
Schuler also showcased its mechanical transfer presses , available with and without servo drives , and its hydraulic lines for the production of parts for lightweight automotive construction at Blechexpo 2021 .
In September 2021 , thyssenkrupp Automation Engineering ( as part of thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH ), Andritz Soutec and Schuler Pressen signed a cooperation agreement to offer end-toend production lines for the high-volume manufacture of metallic bipolar plates .
Schuler offers technology in all areas of metal forming – from networked presses to press shop planning . Its product portfolio also includes automation , dies , process expertise and service for the entire metal forming industry . Presses from the Schuler Group mint coins for more than 180 countries .
SEYI ’ s SIMS intelligent manufacturing solution .
Founded in 1962 , Taiwanese press specialist , Shieh Yih Machinery Co ., Ltd . ( SEYI ), manufactures mechanical presses , ranging in size from 25 to 2400 tons , and servo presses , from 80 to 2000 tons . SEYI products have been sold to customers in over 40 countries and received numerous quality awards from around the world . By controlling press movement and accuracy in its servo presses , SEYI Europe has positioned itself for the fine blanking parts market .
SEYI also held the ‘ first competition designed for servo press stamping process design based in Taiwan ’ last year . Designed to meet Industry 4.0 intelligent machinery requirements , SEYI introduced its “ SEYI Intelligent Manufacturing Solution ( SIMS ) at TIMTOS 2019 ( the Taipei International Machine Tool Show ). SIMS integrates the press , production lines and factory management systems to achieve different layers of smart manufacturing , smart production and smart management applications .
South Korean press specialist , Simpac , launched a new servo press generation at EuroBLECH 2018 in Hanover . The MX series ( 3,000 – 10,000kN ) and the SX series ( 8,000 – 30,000kN ) are the initial results of the German-Korean cooperative venture , Simpac Europe GmbH . Simpac ’ s wide product range includes mechanical and hydraulic presses , servo presses , tandem lines and automation solutions .
“ Conventionally-driven presses still remain part of our product range – from automatic blanking presses and eccentric presses to link presses with modified slide kinematics – so that we can offer customers the best possible individual solution ,” the company told ISMR .
Founded in 1973 , SIMPAC holds a reported 70 % of market share in its home market of South Korea . Since 2004 , over ten sales and service branches were established in Asia , Europe , the United States and Mexico , marking the company ’ s footprint as a global leader of metal forming technology .
Italian press specialist , ZANI SpA , has spent over fifty years delivering over 5000 presses for cold metal forming to five continents . It generally works on around fifteen planned projects over the course of the year , with three press types in its arsenal – the Power Master eccentric press , the Motion Master ( double knucklejoint press ) and the Servo- Master ( eccentric or knuckle joint servo-driven press ). Zani provides a wide range of presses with rated power starting from 1000kN to 32000kN and bolsters of up to seven metres . With over 700 working presses currently in operation , around 90 % of its production is sent to customers outside Italy .
“ Our machines are designed and built according to customer requirements , with a range of products including double and straight-side mechanical and servo presses , eccentric presses and ones with slowed-down movement ( from 100 to 3200 tons ),” it told ISMR . n
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